During questioning before the United States Senate, Joe Biden’s nominee for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed his support for the concept of “gender advisers” within the military to promote “gender equality,” amongst other things, the Washington Free Beacon reports.
The nominee, Admiral Christopher Grady, appeared before the Senate for his confirmation hearing on December 8th. At one point, he was asked by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) about what he would do to enact policies regarding “women, peace, and security” in the armed forces. Shaheen was referencing the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which ordered the Department of Defense to implement “security initiatives that specifically addresses the importance of meaningful participation by women,” and enact “effective strategies and best practices for ensuring meaningful participation by women.”
Grady responded by saying that “the role of a gender adviser is a way to attack a very significant issue.”
“And if confirmed,” Grady continued, “I look forward to leveraging those advisers who can make me think better and smarter about the issues that you raise. So I look forward to, if confirmed, understanding that ecosystem and helping advance that cause going forward again.”
The statements are the latest in a series of efforts by Biden’s Cabinet to enact left-wing policies and cultural shifts within the United States military, often with regards to “gender equality” and “transgenderism,” among other things. The U.S. Army recently attempted to eliminate different standards between the two genders when it comes to physical fitness tests, before being forced to restore gender-segregated metrics due to the failure of the gender-neutral approach. The U.S. Navy faced widespread ridicule earlier this year for unveiling a “maternity flight suit” for pregnant female pilots.